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. just a few weeks ago we learned pope benedict the 16th will be stepping down and i am reminded of the words of a different pope, pope john the 23rd. a long time ago she met at the vatican. george is having a president kennedy speak for peace program and pope john shipped george mcgovern's hand. he looked him in the eye and said to him, when you meet your maker and he asks, did you feed the hungry, you can say yes i did. george mcgovern could say that a thousand times over. so can the millions of men and women and children whose venturesome opportunities peter families. even when we don't always realize or acknowledge it. by continuing to plow ahead, develop agricultural policies and innovative ways big and small, so indeed, all of us. thank you very much. [applause] >> wow. so it had three great addresses this morning. joe giving us the out look, secretary vilsack challenging us in terms of human risk that we could manage in senator daschle, just really getting an overwhelmingly moving tribute and challenged to american agriculture, all of us in this room. and now the floor is
, the referendum patrick conboy gives the benediction. >> that us pray. we give you thanks, almighty god, for your gift to our nation of rosa parks, you're good and faithful servant, one of their finest citizens of montgomery took and heroic stand by saving her prophetic passion, one against so many tour tour in an oddly graced time of history changed the course of human history as it is lived on our continent. essential catalyst in the events which came to define the civil rights era, her causally deep in the record of so many racial injustices. now this congress, united as once it was, when honoring her with the congressional gold medal, on mary's the modern-day civil rights movement with this statue. as we leave this place, may we never forget it the incredible bravery and sacrifices of those like rosa parks who call us to greatness as american citizens give us the grace, to remain vigilant in guaranteeing that no person in our great land should every sector injustice, like so many of our national heroes and once did. amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain at your seats for the departure
, you are the center of our joy. let your benediction rest upon our senators, as they strive to bring their stewardship in line with the destiny you desire for their lives. lord, make them channels of your grace, empowering them to serve our land in the spirit of children rejoicing in doing your will. replenish their limited human resources with strength from your limitless reservoir of grace. remind them that you won't ask them to do more than you will provide the strength to accomplish. fill this day with unexpected surprises of your mercy and love. we pray in your powerful name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: under the previous -- mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: thank you, mr. chairman. following leader remarks the senate will resume consideration of s. 47, the violence against wo
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